Monday, July 1, 2013

Ruffle Hair Bow

Happy 4th of July!!!!! I needed something for my daughter's hair and from necessity comes a new pattern for you! I love the ruffle yarn, Sashay, Starbella, I don't care. It is so much fun to use and is definitely not just for scarves! ;) Here is a fun idea for an all year round use. In the pictures I have used Starbella's red white and blue combo which is called "America," but you could really make this Ruffle Hair bow in any color ruffle yarn for endless effects! Plus it helps give you a purpose for the elastic hair band colors that you will NEVER use! Hehehe



This pattern does not teach you how to work with ruffle yarn. If you have not worked with it yet I strongly suggest looking up a video on YouTube.
This pattern will be written more in description format rather than rows because really, there are only two rounds, and every one's stitch totals will change depending on the elastic hair band you decide to use to make your Ruffle Hair Bow.

Ruffle Hair Bow Pattern

Materials
F hook
Ruffle yarn
WW yarn of choice (I used cotton Lily's Sugar n' Cream)
Elastic Hair Band

Abbreviations
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
WW - worsted weight

Instructions
Step 1: You are going to hold your elastic hair band and draw through a loop through the center. Make sure you are leaving a 6 in tail on the short side of the loop.
Step 2: Ch 1 and pull the loop flat against the elastic hair band.
Step 3: Begin sc around the elastic hair band. You are going to work right over the top of the tail securing it down. Stop crocheting over the top of it when you have about 3 in left so that you can weave it back through the sc's in the opposite direction to make the tail secure.
Step 4: Continue to sc all the way around your elastic hair band. Scrunch up your sc to make them tight as you go. Join with a sl st to the top of first sc. You are going to cut your WW yarn at this point but leave about a 6-8 in tail so that you can use it to secure the end of the ruffle yarn.

Step 5: Join your ruffle yarn. I  like to fold my yarn over and work across the short half so that it is secure and you don't have to deal with the end later. You can do this however you are comfortable. I do suggest starting about 3 or 4 in into the yarn. 
Step 6: Draw up a loop in next sc.
Step 7: Complete sc.
Step 8: Continue to sc around the elastic hair band. One sc in each sc of the previous round.
Step 9: Join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. Use your 6-8 in tail of WW yarn to tie down/secure the end of the ruffle yarn. 
There you go!!!! You're done! One thing I would suggest, it is really hard to get one of these in tight enough to hold hair securely. So I would use an undecorated elastic hair band to hold the hair and then accessorize with this beautiful Ruffle Hair Bow!!!! I hope you enjoy it! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
I didn't have a chance to have this pattern tested because of the last minute nature of the 4th of July happening on Thursday! So the first 3 people to finish this pattern and get me a completed picture will be tagged in this post. 
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Here is another color option made by my first tester. Below her picture you can find a link to her Facebook page. (This is my favorite Sashay colorway, my daughter will definitely have one like this very soon!)

9 comments:

  1. ♥ this idea! I do not have 4th of July inspired colors but I do have some ruffle scarf and the other items to try this out...I will give it a go and see what happens!!

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    1. Do do!!!!! I want to see it! :D

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    2. :) Sorry just now seen this!! Glad you like how it turned out..Super fun, I attempted with the grey yarn to blend in with the color I used...so it took a bit more time.

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    3. No worries! It did turn out great! I love it! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern

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  2. I have made these before with other colors but have not used the yarn in the first row. What is the purpose of the first row?

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    1. I find it's easier to crochet with the ruffle yarn into a more solid foundation row. I've never made them without using yarn first but that doesn't mean it wouldn't work. You can do it however you prefer. :D

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  3. Did you use sashay ruffle yarn??? I have never seen the red, white, blue combo.
    Lizzie

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    1. I didn't use Sashay, although my tester did and it would work just the same. I used Starbella. It is very similar and the colorway I used is called "America." :D

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  4. I posted pix on Facebook...I used sashay and it is way cute B-)

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